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Question: If you could change the way you spend your time, how would you change the time with your friends?
Choices: "Much more time" "A bit more time" "Same time as now" "A bit less time" "Much less time"
Data: % of "Much more time" "A bit more time"
Period:
Area:
9 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Canada69.8%
2 Sweden68.2%
3 Australia64.5%
4 France63.6%
5 United Kingdom 62.9%
6 United States57.0%
7 Germany54.1%
8 Japan42.0%
9 Republic of Korea40.0%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Belgium: Flanders only. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. Israel: unweighted sum of Jews and Arabs. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 1 countries.

Source
ISSP 2005

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 4.710426 X +4.062
Correlation coefficient (r)0.910
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.828

GNI per capita, PPP (current international$)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 19787.324608 X +38343.375
Correlation coefficient (r)0.310
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.096

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -0.031413 X +0.837
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.220
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.048

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = 1.895428 X +0.528
Correlation coefficient (r)0.753
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.567

Suicide - all ages (per 100,000 population, age-adjusted)
No. of data9
Regression equation
Y = -23.445633 X +25.912
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.700
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.490